Bushland

Our City supports about 17% of the remaining bushland on the Cumberland Plain in Western Sydney. Some of these areas are part of the national reserve system, forming National Parks, Nature Reserves and Regional Parks under the care and control of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Significant areas of bushland are on private land. Bushland and native vegetation provide essential habitat for our native animals and plants. Penrith is home to at least 132 species of native fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals and over 200 native bird species. Over 500 native plant species and 13 vegetation communities can also be found in our City. Many of these plants and animals are endangered and need extra protection. These are all supported by our remaining bushland and other natural areas.

 

Bushland Management

Penrith has approximately 450 hectares of bushland across over 70 bushland reserves under the care, control and management of Penrith City Council. 

Things to do

If you're looking for some fun things to do, look no further! Be a part of our Wildlife Wednesday social media campaign by taking a nature-themed photo when you are next in the great outdoors. And if you’re looking for something fun for the kids to do, we’ve got some great activities from colouring in to I Spy and word searches!